Red Squirrel




European Squirrel Initiative

The European Squirrel Initiative was founded in June 2002. Its aim is to create, develop and maintain a campaign to win the support and commitment of governments throughout Europe in securing the future of the red squirrel through the effective control of the grey squirrel.


UK Squirrel Accord

The UK Squirrel Accord was originally created at the invitation of King Charles (then Prince of Wales) to bring a concerted and coordinated approach to securing the future of our native red squirrels and broad-leaf woodlands and to controlling the introduced grey squirrel. It currently comprises of 41 leading conservation and forestry organisations, Government agencies and companies and also has links with voluntary red squirrel conservation groups.


Red Squirrel Survival Trust

RSST is the UK’s national red squirrel charity and a leading organisation in the UK Squirrel Accord.

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British Red Squirrel

British Red Squirrel is a forum for all those interested in red squirrel conservation and grey squirrel control, providing an information hub with links to current activity across the British Isles. Working alongside other organisations, BRS has a focus on raising awareness of the squirrel situation across the British Isles and helping the general public become involved. (British Red Squirrel is a working project of Red Squirrel South West).

Red Squirrels United

Red Squirrels United

(now defunct)

Red Squirrels United ran from 2016-2020 and was a partnership of academics, practitioners and volunteers working together on a programme of red squirrel conservation funded by a £3m Heritage Lottery grant. Its work focussed on nine main stronghold areas of red squirrel populations across Northern Ireland, England and Wales.


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Northern Red Squirrels (NRS)

NRS is an umbrella organisation that was created to bring together some of the independent voluntary groups and individuals who are working to help save red squirrels in the North of England to share news, ideas and best practice. It has two sections - Cumbria and Northumberland. Not all the voluntary groups are members of NRS.

Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE)

Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE)

RSNE is a partnership project formed in 2011 between the Northern Wildlife Trusts, Forestry Commission, Red Squirrel Survival Trust and Natural England. It currently covers Northumberland, Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. It also has close links with and collects data from the various voluntary red squirrel groups working in those areas.

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Red Squirrel South West

The Red Squirrel South West Project is a charity that aims to reintroduce the red squirrel throughout the South West of England. Currently the only surviving red colonies are on Brownsea Island, Tresco and the Isle of Wight and not the mainland.


Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is a partnership project led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust working with local communities. The project is focussed on the areas where red squirrels are most under threat from the spread of greys.


Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership

Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership

The Partnership aims to expand and protect the unique population of red squirrels in mid Wales; one of only three significant red squirrel populations in the whole of Wales.

Red Squirrel Trust Wales

Red Squirrel Trust Wales

RSTW is firmly committed to dramatically reducing grey squirrel populations in Wales and aims to protect native species and forests which are threatened by the grey squirrel. The eradication of grey squirrels from Anglesey has heralded a dramatic recovery of the red squirrel population there and is a success RSTW want to build upon.


Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum

Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum

The Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum was established to bring together statutory and non-statutory organisations as well as representatives of country parks, private landowners and local volunteer groups dedicated to protecting the red squirrel in Northern Ireland.

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